ENGINE

20/03/2019

StandardAero has been selected by Air Senegal to provide a comprehensive range of engine services for its new fleet of ATR 72-600 regional turboprop aircraft.  Under the multi-year contract with the Senegalese flag carrier, StandardAero will provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Air Senegal’s ATR 72-600s from its OEM-authorized Designated Overhaul Facilities […]

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15/03/2019

Rolls-Royce has taken a significant step towards realizing the ambition to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems for the next generation of aviation, with successful ground tests of a hybrid system using the M250 gas turbine – a highly successful engine usually powering helicopters. The tests are part of one of the world’s most comprehensive hybrid aerospace […]

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08/03/2019

Safran announced that DRF Luftrettung is its first major customer to use its Premium Health Monitoring service through Airbus’ Helionix avionic. The Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines allows customers to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life is improved through the early detection of low signals, prognosis analysis and maintenance […]

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08/03/2019

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Aero Asahi Corporation, covering engines powering the operator’s BK117C2, H125, S-76C+ and AS 365 N3 fleets. This 5-year contract supports a total of 55 Arriel 1 and 2 engines. This agreement is the second 5-year SBH® extension contract signed with this Japanese operator, one of […]

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08/03/2019

Safran Helicopter Engines has obtained a Validation of Type Certification (VTC) from CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) for its Arriel 2H engine powering the Avicopter AC312E. A VTC is based on the EASA type certificate (obtained in 2018) and confirms that an imported engine conforms with Chinese airworthiness standards. This Arriel variant was selected […]

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08/03/2019

Safran Helicopter Engines and CHC Helicopter signed a four-year MRO support contract. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul and standard exchanges agreement supporting Arriel 1S, 2S1 and 2S2 engines for CHC’s S-76 fleet and Arriel 2C powering the AS365 Dauphin. Roughly 70 engines are covered by the agreement. “Our partnership will allow us […]

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08/03/2019

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced several enhancements and options to its engine maintenance and warranty programs for helicopter operators. These include the Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) engine program for used aircraft, the Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) for single-helicopter operators and a new Fleet Service Plan (FSP) for […]

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04/03/2019

StandardAero and Thales announced continued progress in their partnership focused on a new light helicopter autopilot system, with an in-depth market study and design definition now complete, and planning underway for the next phase of development. This advanced autopilot system is one element of StandardAero’s SAFECRAFT portfolio, comprised of various safety upgrade equipment specifically dedicated for […]

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04/03/2019

Esterline announced that its CMC Electronics (CMC) business unit signed an agreement with StandardAero to partner on rotorcraft retrofits. The companies will jointly pursue business opportunities for commercial, military and government aviation upgrades and modernisation for medium- to heavy-lift helicopters. The agreement would include such CMC products as MFD 10-inch smart displays, RDU rugged displays, […]

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28/02/2019

StandardAero was recently selected by PassionAir, a Ghana-based airline, to provide a tailored package of engine services for its fleet of Q400 regional turboprop aircraft.  Under the multi-year contract, StandardAero will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for PassionAir’s Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW150A turboprop engines from its Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) in […]

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28/02/2019

Rolls-Royce has decided to withdraw from the current competition to power Boeing’s proposed middle of the market – or New Midsize Airplane (NMA) – platform. While we believe the platform complements Boeing’s existing product range, we are unable to commit to the proposed timetable to ensure we have a sufficiently mature product which supports Boeing’s […]

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28/02/2019

For almost five years, 35 partners conducted extensive research work under the EU’s ENOVAL (ENgine mOdule VALidators) technology programme. The result of the concerted efforts is now available: With the newly developed technologies for turbofan engines, it will be possible to significantly cut emissions of carbon dioxide and of noise. “We’ve fully achieved the objectives […]

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27/02/2019

Engineers at Rolls-Royce in Derby, UK, have successfully tested a key component of the UltraFan® engine design. UltraFan will redefine the world of jet engines, delivering significant weight, noise and fuel burn reductions, and will be 25% more efficient than a first-generation Trent engine. For the first time, all composite elements of the Advanced Low […]

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27/02/2019

GE Aviation’s On Wing Support Center in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region is expanding to meet the growing demand for its engine repair services. As part of this expansion, the GE Aviation On Wing Support Center will move its operation into a new, 68,000-square-foot facility in Florence, KY, later this summer. Located at the intersection of […]

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21/02/2019

GE Aviation announced its Aviation Asset Performance Management (APM) solution to help aircraft operators increase maintenance efficiency and significantly reduce operational disruptions. During GE Aviation’s Waypoint event this week, customers are seeing first hand how the Asset Performance Management is benefitting airlines today.   “Asset Performance Management takes elements like full flight data and integrates this […]

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